Newtown ArtSeat

About Newtown ArtSeat

Newtown ArtSeat offers a space where experimental and non-commercial art can be showcased.

It is a permanent structure in Newtown Square that combines public seating, artwork display and lighting. The site is highly visible and exposes any artwork to thousands of passers-by each day. 

The ArtSeat has become a landmark in Newtown.


Cardboard Carousel(2024)

Artist: Simon Greiner

Simon Greiner Cardboard Carousel 2024 

This work will be on display from 6 March 2024 to 29 May 2024

Artist statement

I love using recycled cardboard boxes as a material, because whatever transformation occurs, the sculptures stay anchored to what they used to be. They can be ordinary and wonderful at the same time, and the draw of that tension pulls at the imagination.
The carousel is an emblem of shared joy, and encapsulates the vibrancy of the local community and the carnival-like atmosphere of this local hub. Depicting dogs instead of carousel horses was a nod to the special place they hold in our community and a celebration of the everyday things that bring us so much happiness.



 Cardboard Carousel close up Simon Greiner

Previous exhibits


Our next annual call out will be held in 2024 for exhibitions in 2025. It will be listed on the artist opportunities page.

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For further information about Newtown ArtSeat, please contact Olivia Patchett on 9335 2123 or email

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Page last updated: 06 Mar 2024